Student athlete passes away

A 22-year-old former Cosumnes River College baseball player died after falling off a balcony and hitting his head at a house party in Davis on April 17.

Scott Heinig was a star baseball player at CRC and then went on to play for University of California Davis where he was team captain. He graduated from the UC Davis with a bachelors degree in economics.

Heinig was attending a house party in celebration of  “Picnic Day” in Davis. Picnic Day started as an open house for the University, but has become a weekend of non-stop partying among college students.

Heinig was respected by his peers because of his tremendous athletic ability and personality.

“Scott was elected team captain his senior season, which speaks to how well respected he was by his teammates and to his work ethic and positive attitude,” head coach Rex Peters said in a release from the university.

Heinig was respected by all the coaches he played for and impressed them with his skill and loyalty to the sport.

“He came to play for us at CRC even though he had options to attend four-year schools,” said Heinigs’ CRC baseball coach Tony Bloomfield in an interview with the Davis Enterprise. “He was the ultimate player and the best teammate.”